If one were to read Calmet’s work as a simple reflection about death, one of its . Dom Calmet’s account of the fate of excommunicated bodies also includes. by Dom Augustin Calmet; Abbe de Sonones; Mr. l’Abbe De Vence et al. Currently unavailable. Product Details. Treatise on Vampires & Revenants: The. Calmet, Dom Antoine Augustin () A Benedictine of the congregation of Saint-Vannes and one of the most renowned Bible scholars of his day. Calmet.

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Monaco Graduate student in theology, seeking the true, good, and beautiful. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. The majority of space in his published volume was taken up with the anthology of all his collected data. The English translation by D’Oyley and Colsonrevised and with additions by Taylorwent through many editions in a larger and compendious form.

The Vampirologist: Dom Augustin Calmet OSB

My goal is not at all to foment superstition, nor to maintain the vain curiosity of Visionaries, and of those who believe without examination all that one tells them, as soon as they find therein the marvelous and the supernatural. The next morning, his body was found disinterred, thrown naked far from his grave. Reprinted as The Phantom World. Newsletters Sign Up Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Services Clamet and services we offer. Richard Bentley It cannot be denied that in spite of its merits and great erudition it is in some respects open to criticism. In his later years Calmet published some further Biblical dissertations in the “Bible de Vence” After all, the religious history of Europe is peppered with eccentric and erudite men drawn to esoteric studies.


This article has multiple issues. Regrettably, I can’t reply to every letter, but I greatly appreciate your feedback — especially notifications about typographical errors and inappropriate ads. Treatise on the Apparitions of Spirits and on Vampires or Revenants: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: He was commissioned to explain the holy scriptures in the Abbey of Moyenmoutier and Munster Abbeyand was appointed prior to Lay-Saint-Christophe — [2] He became abbot of St.

The work inaugurated a new method of exegesis. He focused a critical eye upon the reports and pointed out problems and internal inconsistencies. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Augustin Calmet. Yet the two monasteries most closely associated with his career are Senones Saint-Pierre and Vosges, where he eventually died a holy death.

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Catholic thought for those of us working out our salvation in fear, trembling, and tom-foolery. This study analyzed accounts of these various topics located in the bible, mythology, cultural legends and famous accounts of historically documented cases or claims.

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As a theologian, he recognized that the existence and actions of such beings could have an important bearing on valmet theological conclusions cwlmet the nature of the afterlife. His Biblical method differed from more classical forms of exegesis by focusing entirely on the literal meaning of the text; this exposed him to criticism, even amidst the general acclaim which the book and its abridgements garnered.


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If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. My qualifications for this task are minimal but, I think, sufficient. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. However, Calmet achieved lasting fame for his extremely popular work on Vampires: Still, this is widely regarded as the starting point of all vampiric literature. He was educated at the Benedictine priory rom Breuil, and in joined the same order in the Abbey of St-Mansuy at Toul, where he was admitted to profession 23 Oct.

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